Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

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An insane general starts a process to nuclear holocaust that a war room of politicians and generals frantically try to stop. A classic black and white war satire from director Stanley Kubrick starring Peter Sellers.

Movie Data


Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 35m

Budget $1,800,000.00

Revenue $9,440,272.00

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Release Information

  • January 29, 1964
    PG, Theatrical



Cast 21

  1. Peter Sellers

    Peter Sellers
    Group Capt. Lionel Mandrake / President Merkin Muffley / Dr. Strangelove

  2. George C. Scott

    George C. Scott
    General "Buck" Turgidson

  3. Sterling Hayden

    Sterling Hayden
    Brigadier General Jack D. Ripper

  4. Keenan Wynn

    Keenan Wynn
    Colonel Bat Guano

  5. Slim Pickens

    Slim Pickens
    Major "King" Kong

  6. Peter Bull

    Peter Bull
    Botschafter De Sadesky

  7. James Earl Jones

    James Earl Jones
    Lt. Lothar Zogg

  8. Tracy Reed

    Tracy Reed
    Miss Scott

  9. JC

    Jack Creley
    Mr. Staines

  10. FB

    Frank Berry
    Lt. Dietrich

  11. RO

    Robert O'Neill
    Adm. Randolph

  12. Glenn Beck

    Glenn Beck
    Lt. Kivel

  13. RS
  14. Shane Rimmer

    Shane Rimmer
    Capt. 'Ace' Owens

  15. HG

    Hal Galili
    Burpelson AFB Defense Team Member

  16. PT

    Paul Tamarin
    Lt. Goldberg

  17. LH

    Laurence Herder
    Burpelson AFB Defense Team Member

  18. JM

    John McCarthy
    Burpelson AFB Defense Team Member

  19. GT

    Gordon Tanner
    Gen. Faceman

  20. Burnell Tucker

    Burnell Tucker
    Mandrake' aide (uncredited)

  21. VH

    Victor Harrington
    War Room Aide (uncredited)

Crew 28


  1. KA

    Ken Adam
    Production Design

  2. PM

    Peter Murton
    Art Direction


  1. Gilbert Taylor

    Gilbert Taylor
    Director of Photography

  2. KP

    Kelvin Pike
    Camera Operator

  3. BP

    Bob Penn
    Still Photographer

Costume & Make-Up

  1. SF

    Stuart Freeborn
    Makeup Artist

  2. BR

    Barbara Ritchie


  1. RB

    Richard Bird
    Sound Recordist

  2. WV

    Wally Veevers
    Special Effects

  3. AB

    Alan Bryce
    Special Effects

  4. A'

    Arthur 'Weegee' Fellig
    Special Effects

  5. GI

    Garth Inns
    Special Effects


  1. Stanley Kubrick

    Stanley Kubrick

  2. ER

    Eric Rattray
    Assistant Director


  1. Anthony Harvey
  2. RL

    Ray Lovejoy
    Assistant Editor


  1. Stanley Kubrick

    Stanley Kubrick

  2. VL

    Victor Lyndon

  3. LM

    Leon Minoff
    Executive Producer

  4. CB

    Clifton Brandon
    Production Manager


  1. LJ

    Laurie Johnson
    Original Music Composer

  2. JA

    John Aldred
    ADR & Dubbing

  3. JC

    John Cox

  4. LH

    Leslie Hodgson
    Sound Editor


  1. Stanley Kubrick

    Stanley Kubrick

  2. Terry Southern

    Terry Southern

  3. PG

    Peter George

  4. PG

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